Magazine | 20 May 2020 | Download PDF
Against the backdrop of beautiful Lake Naivasha, members of the Health Systems Advocacy Partnership gathered in Kenya in Autumn last year to reflect on past successes, and discuss next steps.
The partnership, formed in 2015, was created to support stronger health systems that enable people in sub-Saharan Africa to equitably access high-quality sexual and reproductive health services and commodities (SRHR). Now in it’s fifth and final year of operation, the partnership has celebrated 480 outcomes and contributed to significant developments in access to quality healthcare for many across sub-Saharan Africa.
The Health Systems Advocacy Partnership (HSAP) focuses on four of the World Health Organization’s six building blocks for strong health systems, namely: human resources for health, essential health commodities, good governance and equitable health financing. SRHR cuts across sectors such as health, education and social and economic affairs. Therefore, HSAP partners aim to stimulate more cross-sectoral collaboration, which has been part of our learning research agenda. Research is a major element of the partnership, as it constitutes the core of our evidence-based lobbying and advocacy approach.
This digizine brings together all of the individual research projects and shares lessons learned with the intention of inspiring future investments aimed at the intersection between SRHR, health systems, and civil society engagement. It provides an overview of the learning agenda and research carried out by all partners among their stakeholders. As 2020 is the final year of the HSAP’s current funding framework, specific attention is being given to sustainability, learning, and scaling up our outcomes.
Read more about the work and highlights from each of the partners – ACHEST, Amref, HAI and Wemos – as well as key learnings gained over the five years of the partnership’s work with in-country partners, ministries and CSOs.